First of all, it's been 2 days since the AMA's aired, so I'm a little late, but I'm not worried about it.
Second, I'm not sure if anyone cares about what I think about them or not, but I'm going to tell you anyways.
The opening; Christina Aguilera style, was not up to par. I would expect a LOT more from HER, as well as the ceremony.
I loved that she sang a BUNCH of her songs, from all different time periods, but you could barely hear her on any of the songs. Plus, her outfits were lame.
Seeing the New Kids perform was of course very cool, no doubt about it. They didn't do terrible, but it feels very weird watching them get up and do those dance moves when they're like, 40 years old or whatever. Hmmm..
Pink was AMAZING as usual. I think she's probably my favorite non-American Idol live singer. She doesn't have the most perfect voice, but it is SO real. You can tell she loves what she's doing, and she's not afraid to put her real voice, without computers, out there for everyone to hear. [She also did it on yesterday's Ellen in Vegas.]
Jimmy Kimmel did NOT stop cracking on the JoBros ALL night, and it was HILARIOUS! The funniest part about it is every time they flashed over to the Disney brothers, they looked PISSED.
Taylor Swift, girl, you got two strikes. It was a terrible performance. She has gotten so boring when it comes to performing. She basically just stood there and sang to us, some song a lot of people don't know, and it was pretty boring. I know she's talented, I'm not going to deny that, but these past 2 performances she has given have been HUGE, and totally blown.
Let's talk about how FLY Neyo is. I can't say he's the flyest guy ever, because that goes to Jamie Foxx.. But DANG the boy has some serious swagger to him, and it works! Plus, he's a good singer, and his performance was great. And maybe I'm brainwashed into thinking that, but it's okay.
On the opposite of fly, we had Rihanna's dress. It looked like an oversized napkin.. Am I right?! I love her, I think she's great. But that dress has GOT to go.
On the other hand again, Chris Brown looked cool.. He had a different type of suit on. He reinvented the definition of a suit, and I approve.
Oh snap! Kanye finally won his first AMA! Two even!! Check him out! I wonder if it happened because of all his complaining last year. Either way, he got them, and he definitely had some interesting things to say about it. First he wanted to remember Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Beatles.. He then went on to say that people like him, Rihanna, Chris Brown, etc are those people, and they have to do better than the past. He said he wants to be Elvis... Interesting. Thennn, his second award he gave to Wayne because he said that's who deserved it. He said last year, it should have been his, but this year, Wayne got it. That's nice of you, 'Ye. As much as I hate on your cockiness, I think I liked your comments at the AMA's... However scripted or whatever they might've been.
Did anyone else think Leona Lewis sounded a little country? She is an AMAZING singer [and thank goodness she didn't sing Bleeding Love!!] and she definitely showed it on Sunday night.. But it had this different genre feel to it, and I liked it.
Miley, Miley, Miley... She sang "Fly On The Wall".. And it was.. Uhhh, interesting... To say the least. She was jumping and screaming and dancing and whatevering all over the stage. It was NOT very Disney-like, but I guess we've known she's not the most innocent girl ever, huh? Especially because it was her 16th birthday! [Happy Birthday, Girl!!]
Honestly though, as weird as it was to watch, it was a really good performance. Kind of reminded me of something Pink would do.
Mariah Carey is a bad lip syncer. Very bad. And very obvious.
Beyonce.. How many times must we see the same booty-shakin dance moves that we see EVERY performance you give?! I'm kinda over it. Oh, and the white girl dancing next to you, was terribly awkward. Pick someone better next time. The funny thing was seeing everyone in the audience dancing and getting into the performance, though. Good stuff.
I've already touched on Sarah McLaughlin and Pink in a previous post, but I have got to say, that was one of the better performances I have seen in a LONG time! Seriously, they pulled of magnificence. Another collabo was Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah.. And some other lady I didn't know that my DVR cut off; Ugh. Alicia is always good. [And she looked a LOT better performing than she did throughout the night with the random jewel hanging down. That was weird.] Latifah was a little on the weirder side, I think, but it wasn't bad!
And how about Chris Brown as artist of the year?! Hmmm... I mean, I think he's great, I think he's definitely everywhere. I think his songs are always being played, and I'm okay with that. But, I think there are more talented, played out, talked about, etc artists out there that could have gotten the award. *Cough Lil Wayne Cough* Even if I would have voted for Chris, I don't know if he's the most deserving.. Sorry.
But yeah, if you missed the show, you missed out. I love what they're doing with awards shows these days. It's a lot MORE performing, and a lot LESS random nonsense/handing out awards/listening to acceptance speeches.. And that's how it should be for something that is televised for all of us. :)
Until next time--